PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Easily Read an XML Document

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Summary: Use the [xml] type accelerator to greatly simplify reading XML documents.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I easily read an XML file?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the [XML] type accelerator to convert results from Get-Content into an XML document, and then use dotted notation to access the nodes:

[xml]$books = Get-Content C:\fso\Books.XML


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